Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is a lot of things. Billionaire, former Microsoft CEO, husband, father, Harvard grad and, most notably now, epic middle-aged dunker.
You see, during halftime of last night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, the Clippers were introducing their new mascot, Chuck the Condor. As part of the festivities, Ballmer decided to show off some of his dunking abilities with the help of a trampoline. As can be seen on video, Ballmer’s dunk wasn’t terrible.
Check it out!
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer hits the trampoline dunk, celebrates with new mascot, "Chuck the Condor" pic.twitter.com/NyqqXEISew
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 1, 2016
Steve Ballmer dunks pic.twitter.com/G5hJanQlDR
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) March 1, 2016
Now, to be fair, Ballmer is 6-foot-5 and thus has the height necessary for most average Joes to get above the rim. But he’s also set to turn 60 in a few weeks and didn’t even play basketball during his days at Harvard.
Despite that, Ballmer managed to get a decent start and thus earned plenty of momentum in his jump off the trampoline.
He won’t be entering the Slam Dunk Contest anytime soon, but fans surely appreciated the effort nonetheless.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter